Sharon Donovan a beloved friend and fellow author passed away. But we had to visit her home and see her family. She was there in her room. No where else. Not at the cemetery or in the church. But we felt her warmth and love as we sat in front of her laptop. She was something else! Love you Sharon!


  1. Patrice // June 27, 2012 at 3:29 PM  

    It was a wonderful thing you did. I'm so proud of you Mary.

  2. Mary Ricksen // June 27, 2012 at 4:53 PM  

    It was easy, she was wonderful. And Lyn is just as amazing a person. Thanks Patrice.

  3. Mary Marvella // June 27, 2012 at 5:29 PM  


  4. Hywela Lyn // June 27, 2012 at 5:35 PM  

    You're pretty wonderful yourself Mary!

    I had an amazing time with you, visiting Sharon's home and family, and also in Ohio, in Amish Country.

    You're so right, Sharon is where she belongs, in the house she grew up in full of love and laughter. Her beautiful room where she wrote those fabulous stories, was filled with her vivaciousness and loving spirit. We all felt it.

    Yes, we love you Sharon, and you touched everyone who knew you, and filled them with admiration for all your courage and determination.

  5. Josie // June 29, 2012 at 10:47 AM  

    Beautiful tribute, Mary.

  6. Scarlet Pumpernickel // June 29, 2012 at 1:51 PM  

    So sorry for your loss Mary. What a beautiful tribute video. I have to learn how to make a video with still photos. What a wonderful talent to have. This was almost as good as an actual trip. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Mona Risk // June 29, 2012 at 4:57 PM  

    Thank you Mary and Lyn for sharing this video, a lovely memory of Sharon.

  8. Mary Ricksen // June 29, 2012 at 8:00 PM  

    I can't take credit for this video. It was a talented Hywela Lyn, who took the pictures, which I stink at. She made the slideshow and it makes me weepy every time I look at it.

  9. Autumn Jordon // June 29, 2012 at 8:12 PM  

    Mary, Just lovely. You and Lyn were truly Sharon's friends. I'm sure her familly appreciated your trip. ((((HUGS)))

  10. Beth Trissel // June 29, 2012 at 8:52 PM  

    Mary this is so beautiful and such a wonderful tribute to an amazing lady. I'm so glad you all were able to have this deeply special journey.